5 Aug 13

Torness welcomes 1000th visitor

Travelling all the way from Ireland to Torness was worth it for Ciaran Callaghan who was met with balloons as he and his partner walked through the doors of EDF Energy's visitor centre at Torness power station on Friday (2 August).

What Ciaran quickly realised was that he had become the 1,000th person to enter the energy giant's visitor centre since its opening in May.

Ciaran said: "I travelled all the way from County Meath in Ireland to visit Torness. I am a teacher and am currently doing a project on the basic principles of a nuclear power plant.

“I am really looking forward to having a tour of the power station."

The centre offers an interactive experience for individuals, groups and schools to discover more about nuclear energy, as well as offering tours of Torness power station.

Ross McAllister, acting plant manager, said: “We're really pleased to welcome Ciaran as our 1,000th visitor to our new centre which has proved such a hit with the local community and visitors from farther afield.

“It's especially rewarding to engage with the many school students who come here to learn about energy and how we can act to combat climate change. I’m pleased that, as a teacher, Ciaran finds the centre useful for his work with Irish schoolchildren. The enthusiasm and interest of all the children that come here is just great to see.”

For more information please contact the EDF Energy Press Office on 01452 65 22 33